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Global Traveler Announces the Winners of The Trazees

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Aug 1, 2021

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It’s time for fun and celebration as we announce the winners of our 2021 The Trazees, in its seventh year. Congratulations to all the amazing winners!

 

Trazee Travel, Global Traveler’s sister web publication, is the resource for travelers aged 25–40 for tips, reviews and the latest travel trends. Readers selected their favorites in the world of travel during the voting period.

 

Let’s take off with the airline winners. United Airlines wins its second consecutive Favorite International Airline and third consecutive Favorite Green Airline accolade, while its MileagePlus program earns its fourth Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program win. United’s alliance, Star Alliance, takes its first win as Favorite Airline Alliance, while Airbus A350, used by many of our airline winners, wins Favorite Aircraft Type. When it comes to websites, aa.com, from American Airlines, is a four-time Favorite Airline Website winner. American Airlines is also Favorite Airline App for the second consecutive year. Favorite Low-Cost Airline, for the first time, is Allegiant Airlines.

 

Regionally, airline winners include Air Canada, Favorite Airline in North America, third consecutive year; Copa Airlines, Favorite Airline in Central/South America; TAP Air Portugal, Favorite Airline in Europe, fourth consecutive year; Ethiopian Airlines, Favorite Airline in Africa, second consecutive year; Etihad Airways, Favorite Airline in the Middle East, third consecutive year; Cathay Pacific Airways, Favorite Airline in Asia, second consecutive year; and Aeromexico, Favorite Airline in Mexico, second consecutive year.

 

Flying over to our airport winners, we have two-time Favorite Overall Airport in the World winner Incheon International Airport, also earning its second Favorite Airport in Asia and Favorite Duty-Free Shopping nods. Chicago O’Hare International Airport is also a triple winner: Favorite Airport in North America, Favorite Airport Dining and Favorite Airport Shopping, all for the second year. Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport won Favorite Airport in Africa and Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Africa. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol takes its second Favorite Airport in Europe win, alongside its first Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Europe nod. For Favorite Airport in the Middle East and Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in the Middle East, it’s Bahrain International Airport, while Bogotá El Dorado International Airport is a three-time Favorite Airport in Central/South America winner and first-time Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Central/South America awardee. We round out the airport winners with Tokyo Narita International Airport, Best Duty-Free Shopping in Asia.

 

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Let’s talk hotels: Canopy by Hilton wins Favorite Hotel Chain, and Andaz takes its second win as Favorite Lifestyle Hotel Chain. Hilton.com is Favorite Hotel Website. Marriott Bonvoy is the big winner for Favorite Hotel Rewards Program in the World. Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts takes two accolades: Favorite Hotel Chain in Central/South America, second consecutive year, and Favorite Hotel Chain in Mexico, seventh consecutive year. Also making appearances on the list are Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, Favorite Hotel Chain in the Middle East; Aloft, Favorite Green Hotel; and Marriott, Favorite Hotel App.

 

Journey around the globe with these winners: Greece, Favorite Country for the second consecutive year; Tahiti, Favorite Honeymoon Destination for the second consecutive year; Taiwan, four-time Favorite Adventure Destination; Asheville, North Carolina, with a fourth win for Favorite Foodie City; and Charleston, South Carolina, Friendliest City. There’s also Kennebunkport, Maine, Favorite Beach Town, Northeastern United States; Cape May, New Jersey, Favorite Beach Town, Mid-Atlantic United States; Virginia Beach, Virginia, second-time Favorite Beach Town, Mid-Southern United States; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Favorite Beach Town, Southeast United States. In Florida, Favorite Beach Town winners by region are St. Augustine, East; Marco Island, West; and Fort Walton Beach, Panhandle. The rest of our destination winners are Gulf Shores, Alabama, Favorite Beach Town, Gulf United States; Port Aransas & Mustang Beach, Favorite Beach Town, Texas; Dana Point, Favorite Beach Town,  Southern California; Carmel-by-the-Sea, Favorite Beach Town, Northern California, for the second year in a row; and Long Beach, Washington, Favorite Beach Town, Pacific Northwest.

 

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Final applause for the last of our The Trazees 2021 winners: Hertz, Favorite Car Rental Company; GOWAY, three-time Favorite Tour Operator; Travelpro, Favorite Luggage Brand for the second consecutive year; United Explorer Card from Chase, Favorite Credit Card for the fourth year in a row; and Paul Gauguin, two-time Favorite Cruise Line.

 

Congratulations to the 2021 The Trazees winners!

 

THE PROCESS
Trazeetravel.com conducted a survey of its readers Dec. 14, 2020–April 14, 2021, with open-ended questions for the best in many categories important to the millennial travel market (under 40 years of age). This survey was conducted online at trazeetravel.com/the-trazees and emailed during the period in question. Only those questionnaires where more than 50 percent of the questions were completed were counted. Those with less than 50 percent answered were discarded. Submissions from employees of the magazine or individuals associated with the travel industry were not accepted

 

WINNERS’ CIRCLE

 

Favorite International Airline
1. United Airlines
2. American Airlines
3. Etihad Airways

 

Favorite Airline Alliance
1. Star Alliance
2. oneworld
3. SkyTeam

 

Favorite Aircraft Type
1. Airbus A350
2. Boeing 777
3. Boeing 787

 

Favorite Airline Website
1. aa.com
2. united.com
3. southwest.com

 

Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program
1. United MileagePlus
2. American Airlines AAdvantage
3. Delta SkyMiles

 

Favorite Low-Cost Airline
1. Allegiant Air
2. JetBlue
3. Frontier

 

Favorite Airline in Africa
1. Ethiopian Airlines
2. Royal Air Maroc
3. Kenya Airways

 

Favorite Airline in Asia
1. Cathay Pacific Airways
2. Korean Air
3. China Southern Airlines

 

Favorite Airline in Europe
1. TAP Air Portugal
2. Austrian Airlines
3. Turkish Airlines

 

Favorite Airline in Mexico
1. Aeromexico
2. Interjet
3. Volaris

 

Favorite Airline in the Middle East
1. Etihad Airways
2. Qatar Airways
3. Emirates

 

Favorite Airline in North America
1. Air Canada
2. United Airlines
3. Alaska Airlines

 

Favorite Airline in Central/South America
1. Copa Airlines
2. LATAM
3. Aerolineas Argentinas

 

Favorite Green Airline
1. United Airlines
2. American Airlines
3. TAP Air Portugal

 

Favorite Airline App
1. American Airlines
2. Alaska Airlines
3. Emirates

 

Favorite Overall Airport in the World
1. Incheon International Airport
2. Singapore Changi Airport
3. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

 

Favorite Airport in Africa
1. O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
2. King Shaka International Airport, Durban, South Africa
3. Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Favorite Airport in Asia
1. Incheon International Airport
2. Singapore Changi Airport
3. Kansai International Airport, Osaka

 

Favorite Airport in Europe
1. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
2. Copenhagen International Airport
3. Vienna International Airport

 

Favorite Airport in North America
1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
2. Chicago Midway Airport
3. Pittsburgh International Airport

 

Favorite Airport in the Middle East
1. Bahrain International Airport
2. Hamad International Airport, Doha
3. Dubai International Airport

 

Favorite Airport in Central/South America
1. Bogotá El Dorado International Airport
2. Montevideo Carrasco International Airport
3. Medellin José María Córdova International Airport

 

Favorite Airport Dining
1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
2. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
3. Hamad International Airport, Doha

 

Favorite Airport Shopping
1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
2. Miami International Airport
3. Incheon International Airport

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping
1. Incheon International Airport
2. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
3. Hamad International Airport, Doha

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in the Middle East
1. Bahrain Duty Free
2. Dubai Duty Free
3. Hamad International Airport, Doha

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Africa
1. O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
3. King Shaka International Airport, Durban, South Africa

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Asia
1. Tokyo Narita International Airport
2. Incheon International Airport
3. Singapore Changi Airport

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Europe
1. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
2. London Heathrow Airport
3. Brussels Zaventem Airport

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Central/South America
1. Bogotá El Dorado International Airport
2. Montevideo Carrasco International Airport
3. Medellin José María Córdova International Airport

 

Favorite Hotel Chain
1. Canopy by Hilton
2. Aloft
3. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

 

Favorite Lifestyle Hotel Chain
1. Andaz
2. Ascend
3. Autograph

 

Favorite Hotel Website
1. hilton.com
2. andaz.com
3. marriott.com

 

Favorite Hotel Rewards Program in the World
1. Marriott Bonvoy
2. IHG Rewards Club
3. Hilton Honors

 

Favorite Hotel Chain in Mexico
1. Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts
2. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
3. Live Aqua

 

Favorite Hotel Chain in the Middle East
1. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
2. Jumeirah International
3. Marriott International

 

Favorite Hotel Chain in Central/South America
1. Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts
2. Accor Hospitality
3. Westin

 

Favorite Green Hotel
1. Aloft
2. Sofitel
3. Hilton Hotels & Resorts

 

Favorite Hotel App
1. Marriott Hotels & Resorts
2. Hyatt
3. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

 

Favorite Country
1. Greece
2. Ireland
3. Spain

 

Favorite Honeymoon Destination
1. Tahiti
2. Greece
3. Bermuda

 

Favorite Adventure Destination
1. Taiwan
2. India
3. Thailand

 

Favorite Foodie City
1. Asheville, North Carolina
2. Savannah, Georgia
3. Charleston, South Carolina

 

Friendliest City
1. Charleston, South Carolina
2. Savannah, Georgia
3. Tampa Bay, Florida

 

Favorite Beach Town, Northeastern United States
1. Kennebunkport, Maine
2. Nantucket, Massachusetts
3. Provincetown, Massachusetts

 

Favorite Beach Town, Mid-Atlantic United States
1. Cape May, New Jersey
2. Ocean City, Maryland
3. Montauk, New York

 

Favorite Beach Town, Mid-Southern United States
1. Virginia Beach, Virginia
2. Corolla, North Carolina
3. Assateague Island National Seashore, Virginia

 

Favorite Beach Town, Southeast United States
1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2. Tybee Island, Georgia
3. Kiawah Island, South Carolina

 

Favorite Beach Town, Florida East
1. St. Augustine, Florida
2. Amelia Island, Florida
3. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

Favorite Beach Town, Florida West
1. Marco Island, Florida
2. Dunedin, Florida
3. Sarasota, Florida

 

Favorite Beach Town, Florida Panhandle
1. Fort Walton Beach, Florida
2. Rosemary Beach, Florida
3. Cape San Blas, St. Joseph Peninsula, Florida

 

Favorite Beach Town, Gulf United States
1. Gulf Shores, Alabama
2. Orange Beach, Alabama
3. Holly Beach, Louisiana

 

Favorite Beach Town, Texas
1. Port Aransas & Mustang Beach, Texas
2. South Padre Island, Texas
3. Corpus Christi, Texas

 

Favorite Beach Town, Southern California
1. Dana Point, California
2. Santa Monica, California
3. Laguna Beach, California

 

Favorite Beach Town, Northern California
1. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
2. Half Moon Bay, California
3. Bodega Bay, California

 

Favorite Beach Town, Pacific Northwest
1. Long Beach, Washington
2. Port Townsend, Washington
3. Cannon Beach, Oregon

 

Favorite Car Rental Company
1. Hertz
2. National Car Rental
3. Enterprise

 

Favorite Tour Operator
1. GOWAY
2. Abercrombie & Kent
3. Contiki

 

Favorite Luggage Brand
1. Travelpro
2. Swiss Army
3. Samsonite

 

Favorite Credit Card
1. United Explorer Card from Chase
2. Escape by Discover
3. American Express Green

 

Favorite Cruise Line
1. Paul Gauguin Cruises
2. U by Uniworld
3. Norwegian Cruise Line

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